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Follow California’s training lead to prevent workplace sexual harassment claims

December 05, 2013 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

In my home town in California, workplace sexual harassment allegations that came to light in November have shaken the sheriff’s department and rattled the community. The lurid “he said/she said” claims being publicly aired are familiar to many employers who have dealt with sexual harassment lawsuits.

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Topics: training, occupational health, industrial, risk management, employees, human resources

Before history repeats, let’s apply safety lessons

July 03, 2013 - Posted by Todd Hohn

UL Workplace Health and Safety’s evolution of safety timeline gives us a unique perspective into how catastrophic events and work-related deaths and injuries can be prevented when we make the effort to glean lessons from the past.

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Topics: training, workplace safety, Featured, industrial, injury prevention, EHS, illness prevention, utilities, employees, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

Safety for temporary employees: whose job is it?

February 15, 2013 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2011 there were just over 2.8 million temporary workers in the U.S. -- about 2.3 percent of the workforce that year. “Temps” are classified by BLS under Temporary Help Services (NAICS 56132).

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Topics: training, compliance, workplace safety, Featured, industrial, occupational safety, injury prevention, EHS, employees, safety culture, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

Mixed signals on healthcare disaster preparedness

January 15, 2013 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

When a disaster strikes, occupational health and safety professionals deployed in healthcare organizations often are what stands between a bad outcome and a good one for victims.

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Topics: training, healthcare, employee health, hospital, loss control, risk management, employees, human resources